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Financial Sector Policies

Bank Restructuring and Resolution (BR)


Session No.: CT 19.15

Location: Dalian, China

Date: September 23-27, 2019 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

Interpretation Language: Chinese

    Target Audience

    Mid- to senior-level staff from the People's Bank of China and China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission with responsibility for supervision, resolution, and the operation of financial safety nets.
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    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics, finance, accounting or law, or have equivalent experience in these fields.
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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the IMF's Legal and Monetary and Capital Markets Departments, provides an overview of legal and operational issues related to the restructuring and resolution of weak banks. Topics discussed during the course include Institutional framework and effective crisis preparedness: agencies' roles and responsibilities; interagency coordination; capacity building; and communications. Identification and supervision of weak banks: common causes of banking problems and how to identify them; tools and strategies for identifying problem banks; early intervention tools; and role of recovery planning. Designing effective resolution regimes: objectives; resolution authorities and their mandates; triggers for initiating resolution proceedings; resolution powers and safeguards; treatment of financial contracts; role of valuations in resolution; legal remedies and judicial action; and resolution funding mechanisms. Bank resolution in practice: assessing systemic importance and the economic impact of bank failures; resolving systemic and non-systemic institutions; bank intervention and liquidation procedures; role of deposit insurance agency and benefits of depositor preference; resolution planning; operational continuity in resolution; and cross-border resolution issues. Recapitalizing banks with public funds outside of resolution: rationale for recapitalizing banks with public funds; good practices for effective recapitalization strategies; recapitalization instruments; and financing considerations.
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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: explain the key building blocks of effective crisis preparedness; identify weak banks and develop strategies for dealing with such institutions; benchmark their national bank resolution frameworks against international good practices; identify the main elements of effective resolution strategies, differentiated between systemically important and non-systemic institutions; and explain good practices for bank recapitalization and the role of recapitalization programs in crisis management strategies.
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